Yesterday, quite by accident, I discovered a little known treasure in Maldon (Essex). The Blue Boar Hotel is tucked in at the top of the high street next to the second church (Maldon appears to have at least three…)
I stayed there after a dinner in Tollsbury, and needed a bed for the night. The Blue Boar Hotel is a gem. It’s an old fashioned country-town hotel full of oak panelling, heavy oak furniture, Georgian paintings on the wall and floors that creak in a reassuringly old fashioned and comforting way.
My room was eminently comfortable – with a bath! And the breakfast this morning – full English but hold the meat – was quite possibly the best and most satisfying I remember ever having had in a hotel.
The pity is that since I live only a dozen miles away, the opportunities for staying there are limited. However, any sailors who fancy a trip to Maldon with the flood tide and don’t fancy staying on the boat overnight in the mud, the Blue Boar is a mere ten minutes walk away. I promise you it is worth it.
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